Monthly Archives: November 2010

Best Seller

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. Mark Twain Mark Twain was one smart cookie! Knowing that his irreverent, swashbuckling autobiography would be too hot for his contemporaries … Continue reading

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Hemingway Helps

“Do not worry. You have always written before and you will write now. All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.” Ernest Hemingway Our boy Ernie was a guy who know … Continue reading

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Orient Express

“The best time to plan a book is while you’re doing the dishes.” Agatha Christie Somehow, I can’t quite picture Agatha polishing the porcelain, can you? “The Queen of Crime,” “The Dutchess of Death,” “Dame Commander of the Order of … Continue reading

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Home Base

Wonderful idea department:  The city of Indianapolis just opened the “Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library” in honor of one of its most famous native sons. Though he lived in the East most of his life, Kurt never forgot his roots: seems … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

“Bless this house, oh Lord we pray Keep it safe by night and day. Bless the roof and chimney tall, Let Thy peace lie over all. Bless this house that it may prove Ever open to joy and love.” I … Continue reading

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Lonely Roads

Book signings are always exciting — especially when a friend is celebrating a newly published work. It’s really rewarding to be able to share in a communal moment when a book is launched into the world. So much goes into … Continue reading

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Flexible Flyer

“One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.” A.A. Milne For the past two months or so, I’ve put myself on a pretty strict schedule. I’ve pulled together a full draft of my … Continue reading

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